D 66 Blend by Orin Swift!

D 66 by Orin Swift is here! Those of you who have enjoyed wines by Orin Swift in the past are in for a treat! This red blend is from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France has a full body, is rich and sexy, and has a solid focus and length. Whether it is the aromas of kirsch, dried herbs, licorice, or chocolaty nuances, or the long, heady, and hedonistic finish this wine is one that you can enjoy now or over the next 4-5 years. Being a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carigan that was aged in 30% new oak barrels you should add this beautiful wine to your collection. Priced at $36.99 at Costco FO this proprietary blend is one that you will enjoy!!


Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc

Looking for crisp, full and vibrant, Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlbrough region of New Zealand ……. then Whitehaven just might fit your needs. Whether you enjoy it with a meal or with grapes and cheese on the patio, this wine will satisfy your needs. The palate is not only full and vibrant, is has aromas of fresh nettle, gooseberry, and tropical fruit flavors which linger on the clean, long, acidic finish. Drink this wine while it is young and fresh. Priced at $13.99 at Costco, this wine is one to enjoy on these warm summer evenings.


Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot 2012

Full bodied and smooth, Chateau St. Michelle has another winner in their 2012 Indian Wells Red Blend. The wine is built around Merlot, Syrah, and Grenache, with three other red grapes adding shading. There are aromas of rose petals, cassis, and cherry, along with notes of vanilla and black tea, as they introduce a big, powerful, yet supple wine with velvety tannins and generous fruit character. This wine is normally $14.99 at Costco FO, but is priced at $11.99 through July 4th. This is an excellent value to add to your collection or just to enjoy over the 4th!


Swanson 2011 Merlot

Merlot has remained at the core of Swanson Vineyard’s identify since Clarke Swanson purchased the estate vineyards in 1985. Located in the Oakville area of Napa, this wine is made from two small blocks in the Rutherford and Yountville area. This wine has a vibrant garnet color and robust aromas of freshly crushed red and black cherries. There are notes of sweet blackberry, coffee, and all-spice which add to the complexity of the wine. In the mouth this wine exhibits ample black and red fruits, a medium body, and a fragrant, lingering finish. This wine is drinkable now or can be aged through 2022. This wine is priced at $14.99 at Costco FO through July 4th. This wine is normally priced at $19.99 at Costco FO and around $28 at other outlets. This wine would be a nice addition to any cellar.


New Wines at Costco FO

There are several new wines in at Costco FO:

– Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells Red Blend 2012 $11.99

– Franciscan Napa Valley Chardonnay $12.99

– Pacific Rim 2014 Sweet Riesling $6.59

– Pillar Box Red Blend 2012 $6.99

– House of Cards Red Blend 2014 $16.99

– Swanson 2011 Merlot $17.99.

I will review each of these in the near future. In the meantime drop by and try one and let me know your thoughts!